Honeywell gave the security industry a first-hand look at the multi-million dollar video surveillance system that is helping to secure the newest mega complex on the Las Vegas Strip. CityCenter - newly developed by MGM MIRAGE and the Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World - is seamlessly integrating Honeywell's newest IP video technology with analog video and the facility's IT systems. All the technology is managed under a single software platform, Honeywell's MAXPRO VMS (video-management system).
The CityCenter complex, which is the largest privately funded construction project in U.S. history, is an 18-million square-foot facility spread over 67 acres. The Honeywell video system, installed by integrator North American Video, captures data from CityCenter's parking and retail locations, as well as the ARIA Resort and Casino, which includes more than 4,000 hotel rooms, 10 bars and lounges, and a 150,000 square-foot gaming space with 145 table games and 1,940 server-based slot machines. MAXPRO VMS allows personnel to quickly retrieve and view video from any camera to pinpoint and resolve issues as they arise. The system's distributed hardware network design allows operators to easily choose video feeds to view from the surveillance equipment room, versus pulling through all video feeds at once. The surveillance system includes equipment such as 360-degree IP cameras used to cover the casino floor, as well as megapixel cameras that can capture identification shots of people traveling between different areas. Additionally, CityCenter is in the process of implementing Honeywell's new HD3MDIP fixed mini-dome network camera, which is ideal for casino floors due to its superior picture quality and ability to capture high-definition images in variable conditions, including low lighting. It can also reduce the number of cameras needed to monitor table games.
CityCenter also is using Honeywell's Integrated Data Manager (IDM) offering that ties data from point-of-sales systems, slot machines and cash counters back to MAXPRO VMS. For example, security personnel can review cash handling from anywhere within the facility, and conduct both post-forensic and real-time analysis.
From an installation perspective, the system's network configuration saves hardware space, as well as time and money on installation, product and labor costs because it eliminates the need for transmitters and receivers.
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